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Cyclone hits Andhra coast, precautions minimise damage

One person was killed in a mudslide, while scores of trees and electricity poles were uprooted as the cyclone crossed the coast in the afternoon.

Cyclone Phethai Highlights: 20,000 people shifted to relief camps, storm weakens

Cyclone Phethai Highlights: East Godavari district bore the brunt of the storm as it made landfall near Katrenikona, forcing the evacuation of 20,000 people, who have been sheltered in relief camps.


Cyclone Gaja to intensify into severe cyclonic storm: IMD

The weather department recommended total suspension of fishing operations along the coasts of north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and adjoining Andhra Pradesh for Wednesday and Thursday.

Cyclone Gaja: Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy holds review meeting in Karaikal

The Chief Minister directed the district authorities to keep stock of relief materials. Urging officials to ensure supply of protected drinking water to all areas, Narayanasamy said if needed he would camp in Karaikal to coordinate the activities.

Village lost 15 in cyclone, asks: Why didn’t government warn us?

Dr Biswanath Das of BITS Pilani, who researches cyclones in Odisha, says that while the state government evacuates lakhs of people every time there is a cyclone, it doesn’t necessarily “identify and safeguard vulnerable populations” while doing so.

Cyclone Titli: Andhra govt deputises ministers, state officials for relief efforts

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and son IT and Panchayati Raj Minister N Lokesh Naidu are also camping in Palasa town near Srikakulam for the past four days, directing the relief operations.


Andhra deputes 15 ministers, 35 IAS and 100 deputy collectors to cyclone affected Srikakulam district

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and his son, IT and Panchayati Raj Minister N Lokesh Naidu, are also camping in Palasa town near Srikakulam since four days directing the relief operations.

Explained: Why cyclones hit the east coast in October, and how they are predicted

Conditions in the Bay of Bengal explain why Titli struck in same month as Phailin and Hudhud, but scientists face hurdles in accurate prediction.

Cyclone Titli in Odisha: 12 feared dead as cave collapses

Five families had reportedly taken shelter inside the cave located on a mountain at Barghara village in Rayagada block of Gajapati district.

Women rush to name newborns after cyclone 'Titli' in Odisha

During the super cyclone in 1999, where about 10,000 people were killed, the parents had named their babies after the name of the calamity.

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Cyclone Titli claims 16 lives in Odisha, 8 in Andhra Pradesh

As Cyclone Titli made landfall near the Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border last week, at least sixteen people were killed in Odisha and eight people in Andhra Pradesh till now.

Fierce storm lashes southeast Australia

The storm has pounded Sydney and other parts of New South Wales state since Monday.


The Big Picture: After the waves pulled back

Two natural disasters struck the coast of Tamil Nadu, both in the month of December — one, a cyclone 50 years ago, and the other, the tsunami of 2004.

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Dyson Cyclone V10, JBL BoomBox and Zebronics Closic Mirror: 3 offbeat gadgets

We look at three gadgets that are different but still worth recommending. The Dyson Cyclone V10 absolute pro cordless vacuum cleaner, JBL BoomBox and Zebronics Closic Mirror have unique features, but still good enough to make for good buys.

India sends 44 tonnes of relief material to help Fiji

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): The Government of India (GoI) is sending relief material to help cyclone hit Fiji. Relief material, which is being airlifted from New Delhi and Chennai, is being sent to Fiji's capital Suva. The relief material includes basic food supplies, medicines, tents and kitchen sets. The relief material is being sent in consultation with Officiating Ambassador of India in the Fiji capital Suva. The island nation of Fiji was hit by category five Cyclone Winston, with wind speed 325 km/hr and waves up to 12m high. The cyclone has caused widespread damage to the housing stock and power disruption in the island nation.